Typology of Early Nikkormat/Nikomat FS and FT Bodies

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Nikkormat Rewind Knob Type 1

Some early Nikkormat/Nikomat FS and FT bodies came with a narrow ribbing at the edge of the rewind knob.

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Nikkormat Rewind Knob Type 2

Most of the Nikkormat/Nikomat FS and FT bodies came with an extended ribbing on the rewind knob.


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Black version of the type 2 rewind knob.

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Aperture Coupling Range Type 1

On the very first FT bodies the maximum aperture scale has a range from 1.2 to 5.6. The red dot indicating the stop down index is at the same place as the 1.2 value.

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Aperture Coupling Range Type 2

Very soon the maximum aperture scale is changed to a range from 1.2 to 4.5 only. The red dot indicating the stop down index is on the left side of the 1.2 value.


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Black version of the type 2 aperture coupling range.

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Film Pressure Plate Type 1

The earlier Nikkormat/Nikomat FS and FT bodies came with a film pressure plate having a large structure.

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Film Pressure Plate Type 2

On later Nikkormat/Nikomat FS and FT bodies the film pressure plate has a fine structure.

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